Farm Assistant in Montross, VA

Sylvanaqua Farms

Job Description

Sylvanaqua Farms is a diversified livestock ranch operating out of Stratford Hall, serving families, restaurants, grocers, and wholesale outlets between Baltimore and Norfolk since 2013.

We’re seeking a farm assistant to help us with the following:

  • Daily feeding and watering of broiler and egg layer poultry
  • Small-scale poultry processing and butchering
  • Egg washing/packing
  • Order packing and processing

No experience required, training is paid, and we have a strong commitment to our employees’ quality of life and personal time. This is not the stereotypical “backbreaking” farm job; our systems and methods are well-tuned to make this a great job for someone that enjoys variety in their workload, time outdoors and indoors, and a mix of team and solo work.

Opportunity is available to advance to general manager and partner in the business.

Candidates must:

  • Be authorized to work in the United States
  • Have a valid and current driver’s license
  • Submit to a cursory background check
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs to waist height
  • Provide their own transportation to/from work (vehicles for field work and deliveries will be provided separately
  • Be comfortable around animals and manure

The job itself typically proceeds as follows from April – November…

  • Monday thru Friday: daily animal feeding and watering (about 1.5 – 2 hours)
  • Monday: Poultry processing and packing (about 7-8 hours)
  • Tuesday: Egg washing and packing (7-8 hours)
  • Wednesday: Order packing (retail and wholesale) (7-8 hours)
  • Thursday: Half-day; shop wrap-up (labeling, supplies receiving, etc.) (1-3 hours)
  • Friday: Half-day; field wrap-up (fence tightening, feed receipt, etc.) (1-3 hours)

and as follows from December – March…

  • Monday thru Friday: daily animal feeding and watering (about an hour)
  • Tuesday: Egg washing and packing (4-5 hours)
  • Wednesday: Order packing (retail and wholesale) (7-8 hours)

Pay rate is $700/week from April to November, $375/week from December – March.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $22.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Montross, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person